A Night to Die For
Genre: Young Adult Horror
Publishing Date: March 1, 2022
About the Book
The Night Of meets Carrie when a boy finds a girl’s body in the ditch on prom night…and becomes the primary suspect in her murder.
All Mario wants is one normal night before he graduates. He’s spent most of high school riding solo and gaming with his only friend, Lucas. But when his mom asks him to take Elana Dexter to the prom as a favor to her father, his mother’s boss, he figures this might be his chance to be less of a loner.
Only, the night takes a turn quickly. First, Mario gets crowned Prom King alongside the school’s it-girl, Maribelle Starr. Which is weird enough. But what’s weirder is that when they put the crown on his head, hundreds of worms slither out of it and all over Mario. Just when Mario thought the night couldn’t get any worse, he sees something on the side of the road while driving Elana home. That something is Prom Queen Maribelle Starr—murdered and left for dead.
All Mario wanted was to go to prom…but somehow, he ended up in hell.
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About the Author
Once upon a time, Lisa Schroeder wanted to join Encyclopedia Brown on his fun adventures. Since that didn’t work out, she decided to be an author instead. Lisa’s written over twenty books for kids and teens including the popular verse novels for teens I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME and CHASING BROOKLYN, and her most recent YA novels, THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU and ALL WE HAVE IS NOW. She’s also the author of the middle grade novels IT’S RAINING CUPCAKES, MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS, SEE YOU ON A STARRY NIGHT and WISH ON ALL THE STARS. Her books have been translated into foreign languages and have been selected for state reading lists. Lisa is a native Oregonian and lives with her family outside of Portland.
A Night to Die For is a fast-paced, quick read exploring what happens on prom night when things go horribly awry. Told from many varying points of view, we see the story from all angles surrounding the people that knew Maribelle the most. There’s a level of drama that draws you into the story from the start. Punctuated with police interviews and social media feeds, Schroeder slowly unveils a complete picture of what happened that night.
You need to suspend a bit of belief while reading this because of the police procedures. Poor Mario, his mother, is pretty clueless, and I felt bad for him. Reading A Night To Die For, you will find a fun and addicting read that can be read in practically one sitting. There are a lot of secrets, and it’s fun watching them spill out. Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours and Underlined for sending this along.
“It’s all fun and games until it’s not.”
“… one day we will be a masterpiece unlike anything the world has ever seen.”
“Deep down, I was afraid I couldn’t handle it.”
“Yeah, it got a little wild, unfortunately. And it all went downhill from there.”
“The more I think about Mario, what a good friend he’s been to me, the more it feels like I’ve swallowed sixteen ounces of glass shards. It hurts.”
“I need to feel the hope from the arteries of my tiny, fearful heart all the way to the very tips of my fingers.”
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